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"Travel the Etruscan Coast wine route to the Maremma Hills wine route; this a Tuscan experience to remember."

Etruscan Coast Wine Route

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his route arrives to the maritime city of Piombino, going through Cornia Valley, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci. The road proceeds in Elba Island going through all the Island from Marina di Campo to Rio Marina. Sassicaia, the world-known wine, is born here in the San Guido estate near Bolgheri. You can't forget the Bolgheri DOC and Elba DOC or the very good and quite unknown Cornia Valley wines.

Monteregio di Massa Marittima Wine Route

At the southern border of Etruscan Coast route, starts the Monteregio di Massa Marittima wine route. In these last 3 years this route has become quite famous. This route goes through the metal-bearing hills in the Maremma area. If you drive this road you will find small towns full of culture and art such as Massa Marittima with its Dome, Vetulonia with its Etruscan ruins, Gavorrano and Montemassi with its gastronomical and naturalistic traditions, Punta Ala and Castiglione della Pescaia well equipped but unpolluted seaside resorts. In this area you find the Monteregio wine great to put together with the traditional dishes from Maremma cooking.

Montecucco Wine Route

This route is situated between Maremma and Amiata area. In this territory you can find famous spa resorts like Petriolo and little towns full of ancient traditions like Civitella Marittima, so you have the chance to visit an emergent Tuscan corner in wine production. The Montecucco DOC is the local white and red wine.

Montepulciano Wine Route

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This is the producing area of the Nobile of Montepulciano. This wine should vintage in oak and chestnut wood barrels almost two years before it could be named Nobile di Montepulciano. This is the first wine to get the Italian DOCG brand and one of the most prestigious Italian wine abroad. Different is the destiny for the other famous wine produced here: the Rosso di Montepulciano. This wine is not vintage and you can drink it with the typical Tuscan starters or with cheese not too mature.

Maremma Hills Wine Route

This route is in the south of Grosseto An area where you can learn its history through its ancient traditions and the Etruscan culture. An area where nature express itself with the colors, the climate, the scents and the hills that overlooking the sea. The two local wines are Morellino di Scansano without any doubt – one of the most known Tuscan red wines - and the Bianco di Pitigliano – fresh white wine to be served with seafood.

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